Gallery: Roulottes’ Colorful European-Style Caravans are a Place to Cal...

When Hoekstra was a kid in the 60s, he saw these classic mobile caravans still in use and he promised himself that one day he would buy one. When he bought his first fixer-upper, he was a graphic designer/illustrator in Amsterdam – something that came in handy for designing, but didn’t exactly train him to be a builder. However, with borrowed tools, 20 weekends and a trek to the south of France, he eventually had a beautifully restored caravan. People loved the design and immediately started asking: Is it for sale? Is for rent? Do you know of other caravans for sale?

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  1. RoulotesUSA December 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    In partnership with Kees Hoekstra, we are now offering roulottes in the USA! You can find more information at our website: or find us on Facebook: Thanks so much for the wonderful article, and inspiring people to learn more about the roulottes!

  2. Chris Jennings August 1, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I am restoring an older trailer here in the US…It\\\’s a 26\\\’ box, and most I stripped out and left rather primitive, but the front 10\\\’ I built with the gypsy caravan in mind…
    I plan to start adding the painted scrollwork, and make a stab at in interesting exterior paint scheme. I\\\’ll get you some pictures, if you are interested.

    I live in the New England area (US) and would be pretty interested in doing some trailer work, along these lines, here. I am thinking hard about starting a caravan from scratch to showcase the craftsmanship, and as an advertisement.

  3. devi cholet June 11, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Would you consider Pennsylvania for collaboration?

  4. susantownes March 27, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I love Roulottes!!! I live in Los Angeles and wondered if you\\\’re still interested in collaborating in
    the building of these fanciful creatures. I would like to build one for our mobile wood fired pizza
    oven to bring to Farmer\\\’s Markets.
    Thanks for sharing your passion


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